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Advanced Training Workshop for Soil Evaluators. This is a customized full-day workshop designed for consulting firms, small groups of professionals, associations, and/or Towns.

Describing, Documenting, and Interpreting Complex Soil/Geologic Conditions in Deep Observation Holes T508-0054

Presented by:
Peter C. Fletcher, Certified Professional Soil Scientist 02703, Soil Evaluator 3027

Workshop Description
This is a customized full-day workshop designed for consulting firms, small groups of professionals, associations, and/or Towns.

Purpose of Workshop: The purpose of this workshop is to provide technical instruction at sites with complex soil/geology/hydrologic conditions and/or provide technical support to assist in resolving issues at contested sites.

Instructor Responsibilities: Prior to going into the field, the Instructor will research and provide instruction on the reference materials for the site. The Instructor will be available for consultation and instruction during this period and will address any questions and/or differences in interpretations.

Participants: Participants will work as individuals or in small groups, and will complete Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Form 11 – Soil Suitability Assessment for On-Site Sewage Disposal for each of the deep holes. Upon completing the Form 11, the instructor will describe the soil/geologic conditions within each deep hole and will address any questions and/or differences in interpretations. The Instructor will complete and sign a Form 11 for each of the deep holes that will be given to the sponsor of the workshop.

Who will sponsor this workshop: Consulting firms, small groups of professionals, associations and/or Towns may contact the Instructor directly to setup individual workshops within their region using local sites. Sponsor Responsibilities: The group sponsoring the workshop is responsible for securing access to the site/s, obtaining all needed permits, and providing equipment needed for opening deep observation holes.

General Information: The class size is limited to 10 participants to allow of small group discussion and individualized instruction. This course is offered throughout Massachusetts. The date and locations of the workshops will be determined by Sponsor.

Workshop Outline

I. Lecture Session visuals (1 hour):

  • Different kinds of reference materials
  • Researching available reference materials
  • Review and study of reference materials

II. Field Exercises: Describing, documenting, and interpreting complex soil/geologic conditions within deep observation holes (7 hours):
Describing, documenting, and interpreting complex soil/geologic conditions within deep observation holes:

  • Participants will work independently or in small groups. A Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Form 11 – Soil Suitability Assessment for On-Site Sewage Disposal will be completed for each deep hole.
  • It is anticipated that each participant will have the opportunity to describe and log 2 to 4 deep holes.
  • A Certified Professional Soil Scientist / Soil Evaluator will review the soil/geologic conditions within each deep hole and will address any questions and/or differences in interpretations

Course Materials
Each participant will receive handouts and a field guide.

Field Conditions
The field exercises for this workshop are strenuous and require participants to traverse rough terrain and walk long distances. Participant need to evaluate their own health and physical conditioning before registering for this workshop.

Weather Conditions
Participants should come properly dressed for the field and wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. If the weather conditions are extreme (driving rain and lightning), participants will be notified by the Sponsor and the workshop will be rescheduled for another time.

Refreshments and Lunch
Snacks and drinks will be provided. Participants are to bring their own lunches.

Attendance
All participants are required to be present during the times stated for the workshop. Attendance will be taken at the start and close of each day.

Limited Enrollment
To allow for small group instruction/discussion, enrollment for this workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Certification of Completion
A Certificate will be awarded to each participant who successfully completes the workshop specifying the completion of 7 Training Credit Hours. The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, the approving authority, will be notified in writing.

Keep the Certificate of Completion
A list of participants and their SE number is sent to NEIWPCC when the participant completes this 7 credit hour workshop. HOWEVER in order to receive Soil Evaluator (SE) credit from NEIWPCC, you may be requested to send them a photocopy of the Certificate of Completion

Lost Certificate Policy
There will be a $35 fee for researching records and the reissue of a Certificate of Completion. The request and the fee must be received by mail addressed to: Peter Fletcher, PO Box 141, Bridgewater, MA 02324

If you would like to setup a workshop in your area or at your consulting firm, click here and send an email to Peter Fletcher.

 

 

Workshop Schedule for T508-0054 Custom

If you would like to setup a workshop in your area or at your consulting firm, click here and send an email to Peter Fletcher.